Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun progressive

2 senses of progressive

Sense 1
progressive, progressive tense, imperfect, imperfect tense, continuous tense -- (a tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going)
       => tense -- (a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time)

Sense 2
liberal, liberalist, progressive -- (a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties)
       => adult, grownup -- (a fully developed person from maturity onward)

Antonyms of adj progressive

6 senses of progressive

Sense 1
progressive (vs. regressive) -- (favoring or promoting progress; "progressive schools")

regressive (vs. progressive) -- (opposing progress; returning to a former less advanced state)
        => atavistic, throwback (prenominal) -- (characteristic of an atavist)
        => retrograde, retrogressive -- (going from better to worse)
        => returning, reverting -- (tending to return to an earlier state)
        => unmodernized, unmodernised -- (not brought up to date)

Sense 2
progressive, reformist, reform-minded -- (favoring or promoting reform (often by government action))

INDIRECT (VIA liberal) -> conservative -- (resistant to change)

Sense 3
progressive (vs. regressive) -- ((of taxes) adjusted so that the rate increases as the amount of income increases)

regressive (vs. progressive) -- ((of taxes) adjusted so that the rate decreases as the amount of income increases)

Sense 4
progressive -- (gradually advancing in extent)

INDIRECT (VIA increasing) -> decreasing -- (becoming less or smaller)

Sense 5
progressive -- ((of a card game or a dance) involving a series of sections for which the participants successively change place or relative position; "progressive euchre"; "progressive tournaments")

INDIRECT (VIA ordered) -> disordered, unordered -- (not arranged in order)

Sense 6
progressive -- (advancing in severity; "progressive paralysis")

INDIRECT (VIA active) -> inactive -- ((pathology) not progressing or increasing; or progressing slowly)

Similarity of adj progressive

6 senses of progressive

Sense 1
progressive (vs. regressive) -- (favoring or promoting progress; "progressive schools")
       => advanced, forward-looking, innovative, modern -- (ahead of the times; "the advanced teaching methods"; "had advanced views on the subject"; "a forward-looking corporation"; "is British industry innovative enough?")
       => advancing, forward, forward-moving -- (moving forward)
       => modernized, modernised -- (brought up to date; "modernized methods")
       => state-of-the-art -- (the highest level of development at a particular time (especially the present time); "state-of-the-art technology")
          Also See-> forward#1; industrial#2

Sense 2
progressive, reformist, reform-minded -- (favoring or promoting reform (often by government action))
       => liberal (vs. conservative) -- (tolerant of change; not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or tradition)

Sense 3
progressive (vs. regressive) -- ((of taxes) adjusted so that the rate increases as the amount of income increases)
       => degressive -- ((of taxes) gradually decreasing in rate on sums below a certain amount)

Sense 4
progressive -- (gradually advancing in extent)
       => increasing (vs. decreasing) -- (becoming greater or larger; "increasing prices")

Sense 5
progressive -- ((of a card game or a dance) involving a series of sections for which the participants successively change place or relative position; "progressive euchre"; "progressive tournaments")
       => ordered (vs. disordered) -- (having a systematic arrangement; especially having elements succeeding in order according to rule; "an ordered sequence")

Sense 6
progressive -- (advancing in severity; "progressive paralysis")
       => active (vs. inactive) -- (tending to become more severe or wider in scope; "active tuberculosis")

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